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Ha! That's what I get for substitution in a pinch...used 1/4 c dried garbanzos - then ran out! Replaced with black beans, let soak overnight, and then pressure cooked and let the dongle dangle for about 25 minutes. (whatever the terminology is. The weight over the hole jiggle/dances or whatever.) I then followed the rest of the recipe, until during the first fry, it dissipated into nothing - so I then baked them, and ended up with some quite delicious refried beans. I had to dismiss the coriander, upon inspection I deemed the coriander to smell like paint and threw it away. (I never use coriander anyway.) *Very delicious* refried beans, and a fruitful Adventures in Yum adventure.
This dish had my friends raving and hungry for more. However, this dish took a while to make. Is there a way to made the balls so that they don't disintegrate in the oil? Also, I found it pretty hard to blend the chickpeas in the blender without pouring in water, which resulted in the balls being cooked pretty slow. Any suggestions? But overall, this dish was a success. Must be tried with Yogurt with Tahini sauce.
This falafel was pretty good. I did omit the chile because I was serving it to my 2 boys. I also used only 1 clove of garlic as Dh doesn't care for it. I'm introducing the boys to Middle Eastern foods and only one of them liked these, so I had plenty of leftovers, which I'll store in the freezer for myself! Thanks Rita!
Great recipe Rita! I substituted scallions with a small red onion and the fresh mint with cilantro and dill. It still turned out great. It came out light and crispy on the outside. Thanks for sharing!!!
Colossal failure. The dough mixed up nicely in my food processor, and had great flavor, but the balls disintegrated in my hot oil, even without me touching them. SOOO disappointed. Any ideas what I did wrong? Followed directions and used fresh baking powder, although waited a few hours to actually fry them. Maybe that was the problem.
Delicious! The only change I made to the recipe was to omit the jalapeno pepper. I ate them in a warm pita with ranch dressing, lettuce and tomato. Made for Veg N Swap #20.
These turned our great! Used a falafel maker and deep fryer. The mixture held together beautifully and fried up good & crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Flavor was well-balanced and not too heavily spiced. These were delicious rolled up in a large pita with tomato, onion, flat parsley and garlic tahini sauce. Will definitely make again! Made for PAC Spring 2008. L~S
Followed directions exactly, except to halve the recipe. It turned out really nice. I made smaller balls, so got about 16. I used in a tortilla with lettuce and a creamy dressing. Thanks Rita!